NATHAN RANDALL GREEN

OVER THE SUN

Opening Reception: September 16th,  6 – 8 PM
On view through October 22nd, 2016

 

After years of building a tongue-in-cheek vocabulary based on the histories of modern abstraction, hardware store materiality, and traditional crafting techniques, Nathan Randall Green is simplifying his language in his ambitious task of reexamining the act and history of painting. Over the Sun is an exploration into the formal and structural qualities of abstract painting. In the studio, Green is influenced by a diverse set of interests, ranging from Paleolithic rock carvings to Particle Physics and Bedouin rugs to the Bauhaus. These interests are coupled with a studio practice that fluctuates between different styles and modes of working at once, simultaneously painting and building to create pictures that address their own physicality, as well as the labor they were born of.

The work in Over the Sun is fulfilling an earnestly romantic notion; Green is attracted to the universality and timelessness sought by many abstract painters over a century ago, including Kazimir Malevich. Existing as experiments in form, line, color, and texture, these paintings can function as a respite from the objective world. Over the Sun exhibits the contemporary relevance of playful energy, generosity, and the Russian Constructivist’s idea of the “primacy of pure feeling.”

Most recently, Nathan Randall Green has exhibited new work at Mulherin New York, Hus Gallery (London, UK), Disjecta (Portland, OR), and the Goss Michael Foundation (Dallas, TX.) His work has been part of exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Austin Museum of Art, Left Field SLO (CA), LVL3 (Chicago, IL) and he completed the 2012 Artist in Residency program at Central Trak (Dallas, TX). As a founding member of Okay Mountain collective, Green has exhibited at Mark Moore Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) Freight & Volume (New York, NY), Prospect 1.5 (New Orleans, LA), University of Houston’s Blaffer Museum and DeCordova Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA). Green lives and works in New York, New York.

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